Fargo Drops Characteristically Enigmatic Season 3 Trailer


Shortly after announcing the season 3 premiere date, Fargo gifts us with a teaser trailer. It’s light on information and heavy on absurdity.

April 2017 is going to be a busy month for TV viewers. It’s overflowing with premieres, from new shows like Starz’s American Gods and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale to returning favorites like Fox’s Brooklyn Nine Nine and HBO’s The Leftovers. We recently learned that Fargo will join the flood as well, scheduling its season 3 premiere for April 19.

What a time to be alive.

Now that we have a firm date in mind, we can ramp up our Fargo anticipation accordingly. FX is doing its part. Just a couple days after the premiere announcement, the network released the first teaser trailer for season 3. Check it out below:

Okay, so the trailer reveals literally nothing. That’s par for the course, though. Back when it was brand-new, Fargo caught our attention with a series of visually striking, often wordless promos (they’ve all disappeared from YouTube, but these season 2 clips give you the idea). FX seems to have found this approach effective, recycling it in the marketing campaigns for American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson and Feud.

It’s hard to dispute that. Few things make you go “whaaat?” quite like a noisily deflating Santa balloon. And even if this trailer doesn’t contain any useful information about the upcoming season’s plot, it neatly – and succinctly – encapsulates the show’s wacky, tongue-in-cheek tone. We’re sure there’s something to be said here about American consumerism and whatnot.

Still, we aren’t completely clueless about Fargo season 3. As usual, it boasts a star-studded cast, including Ewan McGregor, Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Jim Gaffigan. Here’s the official synopsis:

"Emmit Stussy, the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, sees himself as an American success story, whereas his slightly younger brother Ray is more of a cautionary tale. Forever living in his brother’s shadow, Ray is a balding and pot-bellied parole officer with a huge chip on his shoulder about the hand he’s been dealt – and he blames his brother. Their sibling rivalry follows a twisted path that begins with petty theft but soon leads to murder, mobsters and cutthroat competitive bridge."

If a show that combines murder and competitive bridge doesn’t pique your interest, we don’t know what to say to you.

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Fargo airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on FX.